Ben E. King has died at the age of 76. Dozens of celebrities have paid tribute to the late soul singer on social media and have mourned the loss of "one of the greats".
Ben E. King, the soul singer best known for the 1960 hit single 'Stand By Me', has died at the age of 76. King died on Thursday (30th April), his publicist confirmed to NBC. Details regarding his cause of death are yet to be released.
Ben E. King has died at the age of 76.
The singer was born Benjamin Earl Nelson in Henderson, North Carolina. Born in 1938, King moved to Harlem, New York at the age of nine. At the age of 20, King joined a doo-wop group which became known as the Drifters. King fronted the band and they had a number of R&B hits including 'There Goes My Baby' in 1959.
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Funded by fans, this follow-up to the cult TV show feels a lot like an extended reunion episode. But even those unfamiliar with the series will enjoy the twisty plot and smart dialog, plus the sparky Kristen Bell in the title role. And while there are rather too many characters for a stand-alone movie, they all feed nicely into the central mystery.
After escaping from the run-down seaside town of Neptune, California, nine years ago, Veronica (Bell) has become a New York lawyer. But just as she's on the verge of landing her first proper job, an old friend is murdered back home, waking her investigatory instincts. The worst of it is that her ex Logan (Dohring) is the prime suspect, so Veronica heads home to help him clear his name. Her private eye dad (Colantoni) just rolls his eyes when she slips back into her old mystery-solving role, working with her pals Mac, Weevil and Wallace (Majorino, Capra and Daggs). But three other classmates - Gia, Cobb and Dick (Ritter, Starr and Hansen) - are also involved. And the fact that she keeps putting off her return to New York annoys her boyfriend Piz (Lowell).
The most refreshing thing about this film is the way filmmaker Thomas refuses to play by the usual rules. Bell may have been offered a dream job, but we fully understand why she's blowing it off to help her friends. And the whodunit plot is just intriguing enough to hold our interest: we don't really care who the villain really is, but it's fun to watch Veronica dig through the clues and challenge every level of authority. And the script gleefully stirs in red herrings, side-plots and lots of suspicious-looking characters.
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It's official. The Veronica Mars movie exists and the people at SXSW have already seen it.
It wasn’t enough that SXSW attendees get to see and hear the latest music and films earlier than anyone else – they have Veronica Mars too. The film about the plucky high school detective (not so plucky, but still high school now) premiered at the Austin, TX festival this Saturday. The cast could not be more excited as they walked the red carpet at SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival, chatted with fans, took a couple of selfies (as is traditional) and generally shared the love.
Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) March 9, 2014
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Veronica Mars spent her teenage years as a private eye alongside her detective father. Despite achieving a private detective's license at the age of 18, she plans to walk away from that part of her life now having seemingly had her fill of solving grisly murders. Now older and wiser, she has made it as a formidable New York lawyer, to the immense pride of her father. However, her new start is interrupted when she is called back to her hometown of Neptune during a high school reunion. Her former boyfriend Logan Echolls has been accused of murdering someone for a second time, despite her proving his innocence to a first murder as a teenage sleuth. Will her eye for detail and supreme intelligence prevail once again and help her solve another mystery, or has she lost her touch?
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An online spin-off has been commissioned by The CW's digital platform
With the crowd-funded Veronica Mars movie heading to cinemas in the very near future, there is a fever surrounding the amateur detective not seen since the show first debuted back in 2004. In an effort to cash in on this renewed interest in the show, a spin-off web series has been commission by The CW, to be aired on their digital platform CW Seed.
Kristen Bell filming scenes for the upcoming VM movie
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Kristen Bell is back as the private investigator in this fan-funded big screen turn
The official theatrical trailer for the Veronica Mars movie has gone viral after the official YouTube page for the movie uploaded it to the video hosting site this week. The highly-anticipated big screen leap from Kristen Bell's character has been a long time coming, but the fan-funded major screen adaption is drawing ever-closer, with this trailer the latest sneak peak for fans.
Kristen Bell on set filming the Veronica Mars movie
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'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' New York premiere at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater saw arrivals from lead star Jennifer Lawrence, who was seen talking to reporters on the red carpet in a black, blazer-style dress; Elizabeth Banks, who turned heads in a sparkly, embellished, black jumpsuit; and Stanley Tucci alongside his stunning wife Felicity Blunt.
In the case of Veronica Mars, it's what you do AND who you do it with.
Veronica Mars at Comic-Con – just a year ago it would have sounded like a Marshmallow’s pipe dream, but after the movie Kickstarter campaign got enough backers to begin the project (or 2.5 times that) the wheels have been turning faster than ever for the project. Mere months after the Kickstarter ended, the movie shoot begun, with cast, production team and most of all the brains behind the operation, Rob Thomas, keeping fans constantly in the loop with frequent updates. On Saturday, fans finally got their first real taste of the film, with the very first official trailer being played for the crowd in SDCC’s Hall H.
Watch the Veronica Mars sneak peak below.
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Comic-Con is one of the entertainment highlights of the year, though what's on offer for 2013?
Geeks of the world unite, for San Diego Comic Con 2013 is finally here. The cast and creators of your favorite cult television shows and movies are descending on the Californian city to tease new series', reveal casting details and give away tons of free stuff.
This place is like Glastonbury - it's impossible for you to see everything you want to see - so you're just gonna have to accept the inevitable clashes and focus on our Top 10 events that you really don't want to miss.
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Carrie Bishop is dead. Long live Carrie Bishop!
Leighton Meester will not play Neptune high’s resident mean girl Carrie Bishop in the upcoming Veronica Mars movie. VM creator Rob Thomas announced the news today. However, the part has quickly been recast, with Andrea Estella, lead singer of indie pop band Twin Sister taking on the challenge, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Scheduling conflicts prevent Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester from reprising her role.
Thomas, who has made a pledge to keep fans of the Veronica Mars story in the loop on everything, explained the decision in an email to the film’s Kickstarter backers. The email reads: “One of the reasons I wanted Leighton, beyond her talent/beauty/history in the show, was that we needed a performer who could sing in this important role. Once it became evident that we couldn’t make Leighton’s schedule work, I decided to cast someone from a band I already wanted in the movie.”
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Rob Thomas - The Samsung Hope For Children 12th Annual Gala at Cipriani Wall Street - New York City, NY, United States - Tuesday 11th June 2013
Rob Thomas Monday 2nd August 2010 New York Premiere of 'The Other Guys' held at Ziegfeld Theater
Rob Thomas, a friend say hello to Margaret and her dog Cole - Rob Thomas and a friend say hello to Margaret and her dog Cole New York City, USA - while having a cigarette outside the Waverly Inn Friday 30th May 2008
Date of birth
14th February, 1972